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Old 10-10-2002, 04:36 PM
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Besides a whiplash launcher... how are you guys hand launching these puppies by yourself?? Does it require a hefty toss, or more or less a gentle shove into the air?? Is there a big torque effect rolling the whiplash upon launch, or do they pretty much fly out straight?? I'm ready to test fly now... that JETT 50 BSE is screaming 'fly me!!' .....
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Vo,

With the Jett 50 screaming and an 9-8 APC prop, the Whiplash should jump right out of your hands. At the very least, a super gentle toss into the wind is all it takes. Be ready for a slight roll to the left when you let go due to the torque...Many happy flights.
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Old 10-10-2002, 06:10 PM
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Thanks!!! I can't wait!! That paint scheme rocks too.. great job!

Do you guys recommend a 9-8 for the JETT BSE 50 FIRE ??? Dub recommended 8" props for the engine when I bought it..

What props are you running??

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Oh... off topic... I see the antenna tube inside the whiplash, but where does it exit??

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If you want it i made a short video (560ko.) of my first launch with my Whiplash + Jett Q500 at 4lbs 3oz.
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Yes... I would like the vid!!! Thanks!!! Please send to:

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Old 10-11-2002, 11:32 AM
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Thanks for the vid!!!!! That rocks!! I can't wait to fly mine now Wondering though if I should wait till warmer weather comes now. I'm wondering if the colder temps would make the plane more brittle... hmmm....

Thanks again for the vid!! Nice whiplash!
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The antena doesnt exit my friend it make kind of a circle in the whiplahs so the antena stay in
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Oh... Thanks for letting me know that

Any known reception problems with that kind of a layout, or should I route it out the back???
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Nope, we did the same way in the DD with no prob..IT's like running the antena in the fuse of airplane
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